That sound you hear is comics calling their agents to cancel flights.
Pat yourself on the back yet again for keeping the human rights commissions in business by paying their salaries. Where would they be without you?
The BCHRT is really leading the charge in questioning what people are allowed to say in New Canada. First a magazine, now a stand-up comic. Shakespeare and Twain can’t be far behind.
[Vancouver Sun] A Canadian stand-up comedian will face a human rights tribunal hearing after a woman complained she and her friends faced a “tirade of homophobic and sexist comments” while attending one of his shows.
In a decision released this week, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled there is enough evidence to hear the case of Vancouver woman Lorna Pardy against Toronto comedian Guy Earle. Zesty’s Restaurant in Vancouver, where the May 22, 2007, show took place, was also named in the complaint. The restaurant has since closed.
You can read the actual decision here, signed by the chair of the BCHRT herself. The short of it:
 I also cannot find that the complaint would not further the purposes of the Code, which are set out in s. 3. They include fostering a society in which there are no impediments to full and free participation in the social and cultural life of British Columbia and promoting a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights.
Look out comedians: no more jokes to anyone, about anything, ever.